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HENDERSON, Nev. -- Gun control, a much debated topic in Washington, has caused a buying frenzy at gun stores as people rush to get weapons they fear will be outlawed. Gun manufacturers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand.
Because of the shortage, two Henderson businessmen have started manufacturing gun parts for some of the nation's most controversial firearms. Assault weapons like the AR-15 and AK-45 have been the hottest sellers and most manufactures in the country can't keep up with the demand.
"People just started coming in the store at a higher than normal pace," said Ted Hockfelder, the owner of Sentinel Firearms.
The owner of Sentinel Firearms in Henderson is using the gun shortage as a business opportunity. Only a handful of companies in the country make parts for guns such as an AR-15. Owner Ted Hockfelder and his business partner Brian Falter are creating an essential part of the weapon that allows it to be assembled into a customized gun.
"We felt that there was a shortage within the firearm market so we decided to go ahead and make one ourselves," Hockfelder said.
Both went to work creating a custom AR-15 stripped lower receiver, which is legally considered the firearm of the gun. At the moment, the receivers are in high demand.
With the proper licenses and more than 200 hours of engineering time, the duo is now producing hundreds of receivers a week.
"We take the block and we load it in the machine," Falter demonstrates.
The block is eventually transformed into a stripped lower receiver. The process takes about 90 minutes. The team is now at maximum production.
Currently, a basic AR-15 retails for around $1,200. The stripped lower receiver starts at around $250, depending on customization.
According to Hockfelder, there are less than 10 other manufacturers in the United States putting the stripped lower receivers on the market. Hockfelder and Falter are shipping to southern Nevada, Utah, Florida and Arizona, from their warehouse in Henderson, Nevada.
"Especially when you start from scratch and you end up with a finished product that's actually going to market, it's very gratifying," Falter said.
They hope to expand and be able to ship to all parts of the United States.